Judges 20:9

“But now, this shall bee the thing which we will doe to Gibeah, we will goe vp by lot against it:”

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Other Translations

But now this [shall be] the thing which we will do to Gibeah; [we will go up] by lot against it;
- King James Version

"But now this is the thing which we will do to Gibeah; {we will go up} against it by lot.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But now this is the thing which we will do to Gibeah: `we will go up' against it by lot;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But this is what we will do to Gibeah: we will go up against it by the decision of the Lord;
- Basic English Bible

But now this is the thing which we will do to Gibeah: [we go] by lot against it;
- Darby Bible

But now this shall be the thing which we will do to Gibeah: we will go up by lot against it;
- Webster's Bible

But now this is the thing which we will do to Gibeah: [we will go up] against it by lot;
- World English Bible

and now, this [is] the thing which we do to Gibeah -- against it by lot!
- Youngs Literal Bible

But now this is the thing which we will do to Gibeah: we will go up against it by lot;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Judges 20

  • Steve
    On verse 16. Most people are naturally right handed, so to fight sword with sword with a left handed person would be much harder. Remember how Ehud was left handed and drew the sword against King Eglon. Towers in castles of old had spiral stair cases in the direction that a right handed man would use the the sword to defend in this case a left handed man would find it easier to attack upwards.
  • BSP
    Verse 5~The men of Gibeah were wicked and so they had to be punished for their inhumane crimes.
  • Lu2677
    Not all concubines were wicked,many possibly were virgins when they were chosen.1Chroncicles 1:32 Abraham had concubines and had children with them, he was a godly man. It was not adultry. 2Samuel 5:11-14 David took more concubines from Jerusalem after God made him king over Israel. It was not sin. Solomon took many from nations that God told him not to take from, it was his undoing; 1Kings 11:1-4
  • April
    I am so confused,from what I understand a concubine was not a virgin and the man offered up the concubine for the mens entertainment purposes,and although she was a concubine,not one with god for her actions,what these men did was horrifically disgusting and an abomination,yes whoring around is a sin and all but she wasn't KILLING and beating people,and she will answer for her own actions.....wow.
  • Kim Alexander
    I'm sure the Lord knew, the intentions of those men. But if they would had just went on and killed those men, then the virgin would had still been alive.
  • Grafton griffith
    trust God even if we don not understand what He is doing.

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